Jack and Ashley cling to each other in terror as they struggle to push images of screeching bats from their minds. In their search for eight-year-old Sammy, the two Landon kids have become completely lost in a twisted maze of tunnels deep inside Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Jack tries to stay calm, but he can't take his eyes off the lantern. It will be only a matter of minutes until the candle melts away, leaving the two of them in total darkness! Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
An invitation to study the declining bat population takes the Landons to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. With them is Sam, a young foster child. As Jack, Ashley, and Sam tour the underground wonders, a park worker suffers a seizure. The kids try to stay calm, but they know it will be a matter of only minutes before the candle burns down, leaving them in total darkness. It is definitely time to panic!
Alane Ferguson is an award-winning writer. Her first mystery, Show Me the Evidence, won the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Elizabeth, CO. Visit Alane Ferguson at: www.alaneferguson.com. Award-winning author Gloria Skurzynski has written more than 30 children’s books. Her nonfiction book, Almost the Real Thing, won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She has written several nonfiction books for National Geographic including Are We Alone, an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Young People and an IRA/CBC Young Adults’ Choice for 2006. She lives in Boise, ID. Visit Gloria Skurzynski at her Web site: www.gloriabooks.com.
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